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London SE25 6DJ
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If you are a graduate in a discipline other than theology and wish to develop a further sphere of competence in the area of Christian faith and practice then this course is designed for you. By competent and diligent study you will:
This course is not a form of ministerial training.
The course has two parts and can be studied full-time over one year with a maximum period of registration of 24 months. The part-time pathway takes between two and five years. Part-time students normally attempt modules over six semesters, attending College for one day per week. It is also possible to spread the taught modules over three, four of five semesters. The part-time mode of the course thus lasts for two to four years. The maximum period of registration for part-time candidates is five calendar years.
Part One comprises six taught modules of 20 credits each and Part Two is a 20,000 word dissertation of 60 credits. The six modules must be selected from the following list. 402 Research Methods and 430 Studying Christian Theology are compulsory.
Lectures can take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Not all optional modules are taught every year. This course had a February as well as on October start.
The compulsory module, 402 Research Methods, is assessed by a 2000 word academic journal style article plus a dissertation research proposal. The other compulsory module, 430 Studying Christian Theology, and most other modules are assessed by a 5000 word assignment. The language modules 414 and 424 carry an examination. For full details please request a course document from our Admissions Department.
The second part of the coure consists of a dissertation of not more than 20,000 words. Students must complete Part One of the course before proceeding to the dissertation. The dissertation will be the result of the student's own research and is expected to provide evidence of a person's analytical, evaluative and creative abilities. The subject of the dissertation will reflect the topics covered by Part One of the course and requires approval by the Academic Dean.
Qualifications for entry conform to the Regulations of the University of Wales for Master's Degrees by Examination and Dissertation (Modular Structure).
Candidates who wish to apply for the full-time mode of the course need to be aware that in term time (October - May) they will be unable to be in paid employment. People who need to earn an income can only be accepted on the part-time course.
Contact our Admissions Department and ask for an application form together with a copy of the course document. Don’t forget, you can always seek information about the course by attending one of our Open Days (click here for information).
Spurgeon's College is a registered charity no. 1096721 and a company limited by guarantee no. 04418151 registered in England. We are no longer recruiting new students for awards offered by the University of Wales, however we will continue to run programmes validated by the University for existing students. All new intakes will be studying programmes developed by us, approved by and leading to awards from The University of Manchester. The DMin programme is validated by the University of Chester.